I am a huge fan of Bruce Lee if you can’t tell already. His words of wisdom are one of a kind, and this is one quote I have been thinking about. I like to interpret his quotes into ways of life and then finally it hit me. Would you rather be mediocre at several things or be the best you can be and possibly perfect what you are best at. Perfect your talents and be the best you can be because with hard work and motivation, comes opportunity.
So, I am currently in my second week of The Wolverine workout. This workout is wicked. It is always good to push your body to its limits and see exactly what you can do to it. As a friend put it, your body is like a big science experiment. As long as you treat it well, you can pretty much do anything with it. If you don’t like the results, then you can always change it back to what it was as long as you put in the hard work and effort. That is why I decided to try this workout. I have never been one to follow routines, but I just thought what the heck. What is the worst that can happen. So I decided to do it. Along with following this workout, I decided to change my diet up as well. Exercising is just part of the transformation process of your body. Nutrition is the other part….a HUGE part. You do not eat right, according to what goal you are trying to achieve, then you will not be able to achieve your full potential. For those that are interested, here is the link to the website in which The Wolverine workout is listed. I encourage those who are willing to try something different to attempt it, at least for 4 weeks. It will not only test your physical strength, but your mental strength as well.
On another note, I would like to express something that I have been reading about on a man called Joe Manganiello. For those of you that watch True Blood, he is Alcide. He said something in a magazine that just got me thinking. He was talking about how back in the day, people had the tendency to always hold back a little bit in whatever it is they were doing. To still leave a little bit in the tank in case something unexpected happened. Of course, the people he was referring to were cavemen type people who had to fight and kill for their food. They would always keep a little energy inside just in case a wild animal attacked them. People tend to think like this in the gym or in whatever sport or exercise they may doing. They would want to keep a little energy inside…just in case. Well guess what, nothing is going to happen. Nothing is going to attack you. Don’t worry about saving strength for when you are done with your exercising, but instead, use it during your workouts. Again, as Joe stated, you want to give every set and every rep your full effort so that when the next set comes, your thinking “how am I going to be able to pull out these next 10 reps.” That is what makes you stronger, not just physically, but mentally as well.
Self confidence is vital in your journey to success. Without it, it will enable people to walk all over you. You will never be able to achieve your full potential. Confidence in yourself will help attain insurmountable levels of satisfaction and with that confidence, it will enable you to work harder and push yourself more an more each day. That is what my tattoo means. I have had my struggles in the past with confidence, but honestly, the one thing that helped me boost it was the gym. Not only do I look better an people see me differently (in a good way), but I also feel better about myself. The discipline I put on myself with my workouts has made its way into the rest of my life and benefited me in a good way. Your visualization of any sort of success comes through the confidence of yourself.